Government M. H. College of Home Science & Science for Women, Autonomous, Jabalpur, M. P.
NAAC Reaccreditated 2012 : A grade CGPA - 3.41
 

Department Of Chemistry

Chemistry is the scientific study of interaction of chemical substances. Chemistry is often called "the central science" because it connects the other natural sciences such as biology, astronomy, material science and geology

The Department of Chemistry was established in 1958 for teaching the subject at undergraduate level. In 1969  permission was granted by government & University of Jabalpur (Now know as R D University, Jabalpur) to run Postgraduate course i.e. MSc Chemistry with specialization in three disciplines, Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry. This is the biggest department of the college with sixteen sanctioned posts. Chemistry is a compulsory subject in seven course combinations, offered at undergraduate level. The faculty members are qualified, devoted & regularly participate in academic activities for their academic growth. Over the years the department has maintained its standards in the field of teaching, research, and other academic & administrative activities.

“Biochemistry” is the science concerned with Chemical Nature & Chemical behavior of the Living Matter. It has a wide scope in the field of Medical, Pharmaceutical, Nutritional, Environmental, Clinical Diagnosis. Looking at the scope of the subject, Biochemistry was introduced at undergraduate level in 1994 – 95, with the initial financial assistance from UGC under the scheme of “vocationalization of courses at undergraduate level” Presently this course is run under the self-finance scheme.

Chronological Development of the Department
Year of Establishment : 1958
 Undergraduate courses with Chemistry

1958

  • Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
  • Chemistry, Botany, Zoology

1994

  • Chemistry, Biochemistry, Zoology
1969 Postgraduate Course in Chemistry

 with Specialization in Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

 

2003 The curriculum of MSc was restructured in light of “UGC Model Curriculum” where efforts have been made to minimize the compartmentalization of Chemistry into conventional three branches. Following New features have been introduced

  • All papers are compulsory in I & II semester, which covers three fourth of the curriculum
  • Introduction of Bioorganic, Bioinorganic & Biophysical Chemistry
  • Compulsory paper on group theory & spectroscopy
  • Compulsory paper on photochemistry & solid state Chemistry
  • Compulsory paper on Environmental Chemistry
  • Compulsory paper on Application of Computers in Chemistry
  • Paper of Mathematics for students coming from Biology stream
  • Paper of Biology for students coming from Mathematics stream

2008 Compulsory project work & Internship have been introduced retaining the main sprit of the curriculum.

HEADS OF THE DEPARTMENT : CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

1 Prof M. Nandi 1958 – 1967
2Prof. S. Shrivastava 1967
3Dr. O. S. Tomar 1967- 1968
4Dr. M. P. Agnihotri 1968
5 Prof J. V. Chandvasker 1968 – 1973
6Dr. N. L. Jain 1973 - 1978
7Dr.G. S. Lamba 1978 - 1988
8 Prof M. Kaveshwar 1988 - 1992
9Dr. S. N. Sthapak 1992 – 1995
10Dr. M. Dave 1995 – 2001
11Dr. K. Gupta 2001 – 2006
12 Prof. R. N. Mhetre 2006 – 2007

COURSES RUN BY THE DEPARTMENT & SYLLABUS
Conventional Courses

  1. At Undergraduate Level:  course combinations
    • Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
    • Chemistry, Botany, Zoology
  2. At Postgraduate Level
    • Chemistry

Course Under Self Finance Scheme

  1. At Undergraduate Level : Course combination
    • Chemistry, Biochemistry, Zoology
    • Chemistry, Biotechnology, Zoology
    • Chemistry, Microbiology, Botany
    • Chemistry, Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Zoology
    • Chemistry, Microbiology, Zoology
    • Chemistry, Biotechnology, Botany

     

    The Curriculum of Biochemistry covers the detailed study of following the topics
    • Biomolecules
    • Biophysical & Biochemical Techniques
    • Enzymes
    • Metabolism
    • Nutritional Biochemistry
    • Clinical Biochemistry
    • Environmental Biochemistry
    • Molecular Biology
    The curriculum of Undergraduate & Postgraduate courses is
    • Recommended by Central Board of Studies and approved by HE the Governor of M.P.
    • Approved by “Board of studies” of Chemistry


CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT

PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE The Department of Chemistry is spread over 1275-sq.m area at ground floor. Laboratories are very spacious and equipped with specified Chemicals & Instruments. Looking at the large number of students at undergraduate & Postgraduate level, the Department has procured sufficient large number of glassware, Instruments & Chemicals.

Instrumentation Laboratory: The Instrumentation Laboratory is equipped with various instruments used for carrying out experiments pertaining to Physical, Inorganic & Organic chemistry. The major instruments are as follows:

  • Colorimeter
  • Spectrophotometer
  • Digital pH meter
  • Polarimeter
  • Nephlometer
  • Conductivity Bridge
  • Potentiometer
  • Flame Photometer
  • Oscilloscope and Function Generator.
  • Electrophoresis
  • Thermostat
  • Muffle Furnace
  • Analytical Balance
  • Mono Pan Balance
  • Electronic Balance
  • Electric Oven
  • Centrifuge Machine
  • Flask Shaker
  • Hot plate
  • Thermostat with Glass Stand
  • Vacuum Pump
  • TLC Equipment
  • Melting Point Apparatus
  • Shaker with thermostat
  • Magnetic Stirrer
  • Slide Projector
  • Stop Watches
  • Refrigerator

Common Laboratories: The department has five common laboratories & 2 P.G. Laboratories for carrying out “qualitative & quantitative” analysis by classical methods, “Organic & Inorganic synthesis”, chromatography & other various exercises. The working tables are fitted with Granite stone top, gas burner, and “reagent shelves” for common reagents. Solid reagents, concentrated acids, & special reagents are kept on side shelves.

Laboratory of Biochemistry The Department has a separate laboratory for Biochemistry practical. The laboratory has been upgraded with new instruments. The major instruments are mentioned here:

  • Blood Analyzer
  • Colorimeter
  • Pen pH Meter
  • pH Meter
  • Centrifuge Machine
  • Electrophoresis
  • Micropipettes
  • Various kits for testing
  • Glass Distillation

ICT Infrastructure Interactive gadgets like Models, Overhead projectors, LCD Projector are used for effective teaching.

  1. Computer 06
  2. Laptop 01
  3. LCD Projector 02
  4. Overhead Projector 05
  5. Software: Molecular Modeling
  6. Software: SYSTAT for statistics

Library The departmental library has been established to cater to the needs of postgraduate students & faculty members. Total number of 1317 reference books & text books cover various titles of Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Spectroscopy, Group Theory, Photochemistry, Solid state Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Quantum Mechanics, Coordination Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry., Computational Chemistry & Analytical Chemistry. The department has subscribed following journals

  1. Journal of the Indian Chemical Society,
  2. Indian Journal of Chemical Technology
  3. Indian Journal of Chemistry
  4. Indian Journal of Biochemistry & Biophysics.

Research & Other Academic Activities : Research is the integral part of the department. Faculty members are guiding students for their Ph.D degree & working on minor research projects, financed by University Grants Commissions. The thrust areas of research are natural products, adsorption, and polymers. It is worth mentioning here that faculty members regularly update their knowledge by attending & organizing Seminars, Workshops & Lecture series by Eminent Professors. Few academic / Research activities are :

  • Minor Research Project completed : 01
  • Minor Research Project ongoing : 02
  • No. of Registered Research Scholars : 03
  • No. of Registered Guide : 02
  • No. of Paper Published (Last 5 years) : 20
  • Faculty members availed sabbatical leave for their PhD degree, under the Faculty Improvement Programme of UGC & State Government.
  • Seminar on Industrial Chemistry & workshop on Effectiveness of Computer based Chemistry were organized with the financial support by UGC.
  • Lecture series by renowned author & speaker Dr. P S Kalsi on Enzymology & Stereochemistry.
  • Lecture series by renowned author & speaker Dr. P S Kalsi on Enzymology & Stereochemistry.
  • Microscale Techniques By Dr. S L Kelker Retired Professor, University of Pune.

ACTIVITIES CLUB Activity Club named  Curie club has been constituted to organize various academic activities for the students. Through this club the department arranges various programmes like

  • Organization of workshops / seminars
  • Organization of guest lecturers
  • Educational Visits
  • Publication of departmental Magazine “ Chem-Era “.
  • Inter collegiate interactions
  • Interdisciplinary Interactions

GOLD MEDALS

  1. MSc Chemistry Topper : Professor R.N. Mhetre Memorial Gold Madel : Donated By Mhetre Family.
  2. BSc  Biochemistry Topper : Donated By Dr. Rashmi Saxena   

“ EACH ONE ADOPT ONE” SCHEME Under this scheme faculty members provide financial assistance to bright students belonging to the economical weaker section of the society. Faculty members of the Department contribute generously under this scheme.

"INTERNATIONAL YEAR of CHEMISTRY - 2011" / LECTURE SERIES / WORKSHOPS

   
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